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Idaho announces 2015 football schedule

The University of Idaho and Sun Belt Conference have released the 2015 football schedules this morning. 

Idaho athletic director Rob Spear did a bit of work adjusting the non-conference schedule.



Originally slated to open the season at USC, the Vandals will now open on Thursday Sep. 3 hosting Ohio before traveling to USC on Sep. 12. 

The Vandals were then slated to head to Auburn the week after playing USC, but that game has been moved to the 11th game of the season on Nov. 21. Playing money games in November is common practice for SEC teams, as losing conference games late in the season can be crippling for the College Football Playoff race. 

Idaho, which plays three of its first four games at home, will play its first Sun Belt Conference game on Sep. 26 hosting defending-champion Georgia Southern. 

The Vandals will also be hosting their first FCS opponent since Eastern Washington in 2012 when Wofford (South Carolina) visits the Kibbie Dome on Sep. 19. 

Idaho will take a bye on Oct. 10, five games in to the season.

Homecoming has not yet been announced. 

All Sun Belt Conference games will be televised on an ESPN platform. Idaho's guarantee games at USC and Auburn will also be televised, likely on the Pac-12 and SEC Networks. 

Here is the full schedule below:

Thursday, Sep. 3 vs. Ohio, TBA
Sat, Sep. 12 at Southern Cal, TBA
Sat, Sep. 19 vs. Wofford, 2 p.m.
Sat, Sep. 26 vs Georgia Southern*, 2 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 3 at Arkansas State*, TBA
Sat, Oct. 10 Bye Week
Sat, Oct. 17 at Troy*, TBA
Sat, Oct. 24 vs. Louisiana-Monroe*, 2 p.m. 
Sat, Oct. 31 at New Mexico State*, TBA
Sat, Nov. 7 at South Alabama*, TBA
Sat, Nov. 14 vs. Appalachian State*, TBA
Sat, Nov. 21 at Auburn, TBA
Sat, Nov. 28 vs. Texas State*, 2 p.m. 

*Denotes Sun Belt Conference game.

Sean Kramer
Sean Kramer is a freelance correspondent who covers the University of Idaho football team and men's basketball team.

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